2017 October, available at: ForYourMarriage.org

Archive for October, 2017

Josh’s Purse

You can tell a lot about a person from the contents of their purse…or from the contents of their car! Stacey lovingly lists off some of the things her husband Josh keeps in the car and how each item says something about the man she loves.

October 31, 2017

Halloween is a time when adults and kids get to play and pretend – guilt free. If you could dress up as any famous couple in history, who would it be? Why?

October 30, 2017

When was the last time the two of you laughed so hard you cried? Think of a way to help your honey laugh today – even if it’s embarrassing.

October 29, 2017

“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Mt 22:37) God must be at the center of each marriage. You can love and serve Him through your love and service to your spouse.

October 28, 2017

Do you and your spouse spend most of the day apart because of work or school schedules? Pick a common time during the day to pause and hold each other in prayer for 10 seconds.

5 Tips for Improving Marital Listening Skills

What do parasailing and marriage have in common? Find out from Kathleen in this week’s blog offering five tips for married couples to improve their listening and communication skills.

October 27, 2017

“Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant.” (Mk 10:43) Just for fun, see which of you can serve the other more today. Make a game out of it if you wish. “No, let me get the door, the snack, make dinner, etc.” “No, honey, you must let me do it.”

October 26, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Find peace in your role in your family, and prayerfully respect the roles of all members of the family. We help each other out but honor each other’s distinct role.

October 25, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) You do not have to like your spouse 100% of the time, but love them with all your heart.

October 24, 2017

Autumn is a great time for outdoor activities with your family. Take advantage of the cooler weather to go star-gazing, pick your own apples at an orchard, or walk through a local pumpkin patch.

October 23, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) See your spouse as the most precious gift you will ever receive. Do not underestimate God’s ability to send you the spouse who will help you grow spiritually and personally.

October 22, 2017

“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God” (Mt 22:21). It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life but you must not forget to devote time to God, both on your own and with your spouse.

October 21, 2017

It’s important to prioritize your relationship with your spouse, especially after you have children. Your children will benefit from your strong marriage.

October 20, 2017

As the years go on, life can become routine and monotonous. Today, reminisce with your spouse about the early days of your relationship; the memories might reignite the fire of your love!

October 19, 2017

Marriage enrichment programs aren’t just for marriages in trouble! Research shows that couples attending marriage enrichment programs report more marital happiness. Look for a retreat or program in your diocese to attend with your spouse.

October 18, 2017

Positivity is key for fruitful communication. Encourage your spouse often, and let kindness override criticism.

October 17, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Find a task or chore that is your spouse’s least favorite thing to do (taking out the trash, doing the dishes) and do it for them as often as you can.

October 16, 2017

“The spirit of wisdom came to me.” (Wisdom 7:7) What’s the wisest thing your beloved has ever said or done (besides marrying you)? Tell him or her.

October 15, 2017

“Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find” (Mt 22:9). Consider helping other couples as they prepare for the sacrament of marriage or as they seek to live out this sacrament. Help out with your parish marriage preparation or enrichment programs. Bringing others to Christ will help to […]

October 14, 2017

An old proverb says, “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Don’t get so busy caring for your child that you forget the love that brought that child into being.

October 13, 2017

Do you have any divorced friends? Many of us do. Go out of your way to show them love today by giving them a phone call, sending a note, or inviting them over for dinner.

October 12, 2017

The empty nest can be quite a transition, but it can also be an opportunity to discover new adventures with your spouse. Let this time inspire new hobbies, interests, and shared activities.

We Are All Called to be Witnesses of God’s Love

What do the consecrated life and marriage have in common? After attending the professions of two Dominican sisters, Dennis finds some similarities in the vows of a religious and the marriage vows between a man and a woman.

October 11, 2017

Respecting human life means investing in children and nurturing their lives from conception until adulthood. Do you and your spouse support your friends’ children as well as your own children?

October 10, 2017

In the book of Genesis, we read that “God made them male and female.” How do you and your spouse complement each other as man and woman?

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